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Our experience has been that domesticated pork, no matter in what country we’ve eaten it, manages to maintain some taste of its wild, Eurasian boar origins. The exception seems to be found in American pork, which is tasteless and lately has a spongy quality, like that found in American chickens. Bleah! I don’t know exactly […]
Budget Bytes: One Pan Roasted Kiebasa, Potatoes And Cabbage Dinner
This dish is total comfort. Potatoes, cabbage, smoked sausage, and a tangy homemade mustard vinaigrette. I’m in love! This One Pan Roasted Kielbasa and Cabbage Dinner is so incredibly easy and gives me everything I need on one plate. I know I’ll be making this one often.
Corned beef is a beef brisket that has been salted and seasoned to preserve it. In fact, the term “corned” comes from the very coarse salt used long ago in this process. In the Old English, corn referred to grain (American corn or maize was still unknown to Europe) about the size of the coarse salt used, hence, “corned” beef. The secret to cooking corned beef is to get that salt back out. This is typically done by boiling it with potatoes and other vegetables. Potatoes are particularly good at absorbing salt. Tradition dictates that cabbage is then boiled in the water you boiled the beef it. This flavors the cabbage.
Today I’ve taken the classic Irish mashed potato dish, Colcannon, and given it a super flavor boost with Vermont cheddar and freshly grated horseradish root! It’s made with creamy mashed potatoes, Vermont cheddar cheese, garlicky kale, fresh dill, scallions and sweet cream butter! It is a delicious twist on a Saint Patrick’s Day classic! Get the recipe below.”
“This is a great traditional Irish side dish that is hearty enough to serve as an indulgent lunch or afternoon snack and Saint Patrick’s Day is the perfect excuse to whip up a batch – although, once you taste it, you’ll be able to come up with any excuse to include it in your meal planning!
Even if you skip the cabbage, scallions, and ham (although, on the first batch you definitely should include them) this method of making potatoes shows why the Irish are rightfully known for them.”
“Corned beef and cabbage is a delicious one-pot recipe that has come to symbolize Irish culture in North America, however it’s actually a fun mash-up of New York Irish and Jewish cultures coming together to create something absolutely amazing.
Now, you have two options when it comes to making corned beef and cabbage:
make the corned beef from scratch with homemade brine